MCC Fest

Date: July 27-28-29, 2023.

The festival success story continues, at the end of July, MCC Fest again will be in Esztergom:
famous international and domestic professional speakers, opinion makers, the best of Hungarian popular music, as well as exciting family and interactive programs, for which the historical jewel of Hungary, Esztergom, provides the magnificent stage. Mathias Corvinus Collegium is organizing its highly successful festival for the third time this year. The MCC Fest welcomes visitors with new performers and programs, as well as renewed musical offerings and stages between July 27 and 29.

The MCC Fest is unique in the field of domestic entertainment and talent management, as festivalgoers have never seen an event where so many professional, public, and cultural programs were lined up, and so many foreign professors, journalists and public figures gave exciting presentations. Last year’s event was visited by 32,000 guests during the three days, where 110 stage programs were held with the participation of 220 professional speakers and 48 exhibitors. This year, the MCC is raising the bar even higher: visitors can expect higher-quality programs, the best professional performers, and the best of Hungarian music life.

Participants can also meet famous foreign guests

Traditionally, one of the main spine of this year’s MCC Festival is the lectures and discussions of renowned foreign experts. Honorees at the event include Mark Daniel Regnerus, professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin; Jay W. Richardson, director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and the Discovery Institute; Constantine Karalekas, Dean of the Center for Austronesian Studies, University of Central Lancashire, author and co-author of several books, including The Men in No Man’s Land: A Journey Into Bir Tawil and Civil-Military Relations in Taiwan : Identity and Transformation” books as well. At this year’s MCC Fest, those interested can meet Rebeka Vitalal, an experienced senior lecturer at the Shenkar School of Design, who teaches interior architecture, building and environmental design, and conducts research in innovative areas such as lighting and cultural heritage. David Wolpe, the chief rabbi of Max Webb’s Sinai Church in Los Angeles, who is the author of eight books, including the national bestsellers “Making Loss Matter” and “David: The Divided Heart”, will also participate in the Esztergom festival. The latter, his biographical book about King David, was made into a film by Warner Brothers. Wolpe has won several prestigious titles in recent years: Newsweek, for example, called him America’s most influential rabbi.

Various musical and professional programs await festivalgoers

The unique three-day talent nurturing festival in 2023 also offers exciting entertainment opportunities for all age groups in terms of musical performers. This year, the event puts even more emphasis on the display of musical talent, and bands that combine classical music or jazz with light music will perform, thus providing a unique sound. These include the rock band inspired by modern American songwriters, using blues and country elements, the Blahalouisiana symphony, the Transylvanian Hungarian band playing indie rock, alternative rock, folk-rock music, the Bagossy Brothers Company, and the Roma folk music ensemble, Parno Graszt. In addition, the guests of this year’s MCC Fest will be Irie Maffia, who mainly plays reggae and dancehall style, the Hungarian pop duo VALMAR, founded in 2018, and the festivalgoers can also meet György Korda and Klár Balázs, who performed with great success last year. At this year’s event, musical talents from MCC are also scheduled to take the stage.

In terms of Hungarian professional programs, you can expect panel discussions with representatives of leading companies, as well as lectures on gastronomy, fashion, literature, and Hungarian innovation, among other things. At the 2023 MCC Festival, the training programs of the talent management institution will also be presented, as well as numerous partner organizations will be represented on the Edu promenade, where the organizers will also offer family programs during the day.

MCC Festival Pass

Like last year’s event, this year’s event will be basically free, however, those who are interested in all the concerts and parties, as well as those who want extra discounts and services, can complete the MCC Fest experience, which includes a free festival bus between the Esztergom train station and the venue of the event, a sightseeing mini-train, as well as free camping and the use of the beach spa. The Pass also entitles you to a discount on food and beverage prices. More information about the program can be found on the official website of the MCC Fest.

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